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Thursday Night Fever

Mika is at a sleep study tonight. I’m home alone with the kids. The kids fell asleep at about 8pm.

Here is the sequence of events as they happened.

8:34pm. V wakes up.

9:51pm. V wakes up again. I try to nurse her back to sleep but fail.

10:30pm. I bring her downstairs and notice she’s hot and feverish. Tried using the thermometer we have but reading seems off. Wiped her down with vinegar water to help bring her temp down. Decided to keep her downstairs with me while I did some more work. She talked up a storm and was so animated she woke Zander up.

11:00 pm. V tells me that Z is awake. I don’t believe her so I look outside the office door. He is standing in front of the tv room entrance clutching his teddy, staring with a confused look at V.

I come out and walk towards him. He starts whimpering. He woke up by himself. No mommy. No V. No daddy. What’s going on? He asks where daddy is and I tell him. At a sleep study. Let’s go back to bed everyone, I tell both kids as we walk up the stairs.

11:10pm. I try again, for the 3rd time to get v to sleep. She’s art he’d to me the whole time and is still not deeply asleep.

12:45am. I feel cold feet on my legs. Her body is hot, and so is her forehead. I take her to the bathroom to give her medicine for her fever. I take out my contact lens. Just so I can got to sleep too. She’s wired and unable to fall asleep. Poor her.

Poor me. I’m exhausted. I might have to take the day off tomorrow if she still has a fever.

1:28am. Still awake. V has been nursing since 11pm. She’s still unable to fall asleep. Z is stirring from her crying.

At least she’s trying to sleep. I hope I can put her down soon. My backs killing me. I’ve had to prop myself up so I could support my back and change positions.

1:50am. I think vs finally asleep She’s off me and I’m going to try and get some rest now.

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I’m Up All Night (to Get Unlucky)

And the Teething Continues

It seems that V has been teething forever. Seriously, I think she started at 3 months and has been on and off with it. Last night I managed to keep her in the crib all night, albeit the multiple times I went to her room. I also had to stay and hold her for a bit before putting her down. At the 3 o’clock visit, I fell asleep holding her and didn’t wake until after .4 am. Yikes!
The best indicator of her teething is fussiness during the day, wanting to put everything, especially paper and plastic, in her mouth. Somehow, I think she thinks that the crinkling noise will be as satisfying to feel on her gums Not. She was so fussy she even missed her last nap. I was wearing her and tried for about 1 hr and a half. So she went to bed earlier. So far, she has cried out and woken up twice.
All of her gums feel hard. Hopefully they come out soon, everyone’s sake

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